Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2174 Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads
Several users have complained that ads served through Microsoft's Skype app are serving malicious downloads, which if opened, can trigger ransomware.

News of the issue came from a Reddit thread on Wednesday, in which the original poster said that Skype's home screen -- the first screen that shows up on consumer versions of the software -- was pushing a fake, malicious ad, purporting to be a critical update for the Flash web plug-in.
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#2179 Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server
#2178 This book reads you - using JavaScript
#2177 Flatbed scanners used as relay point for controlling malware in air-gapped systems
#2176 Let’s Encrypt issues certs to ‘PayPal’ phishing sites: how to protect yourself
#2175 VMware patches critical virtual machine escape flaws
#2174 Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads
#2173 One of the most prolific botnets is back - and now it's being used for stockmarket scams
#2172 Unskilled group behind many junk ransomware strains
#2171 New IIS 6.0 0day exploited in live attacks since July 2016
#2170 Russian hacker pleads guilty in global botnet case
#2169 About 90% of Smart TVs vulnerable to remote hacking via rogue TV signals
#2168 Someone is putting lots of work into hacking Github developers
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